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damocles8

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Marauder 3R Ideas.
« on: 24 February 2019, 02:07:46 »
I really want to get a MAD3R yet I can't seem to find any for sale, could I use a MADII model sufficiently, or should I keep searching?

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Re: Marauder 3R Ideas.
« Reply #1 on: 24 February 2019, 02:16:45 »
I really want to get a MAD3R yet I can't seem to find any for sale, could I use a MADII model sufficiently, or should I keep searching?
because battletech is not a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) game yes you absolutely could substitute (aka proxy) an alternate mini, although at least they are both marauder family mechs.

http://ironwindmetals.com/store/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=marauder&osCsid=b5i5cdkkcbgnkjirmvjrpt1i35&categories_id=&ptype=&extra_value_id18=&extra_value_id19=&extra_value_id21=&extra_value_id30=&extra_value_id31=&extra_value_id32=&extra_value_id33=&extra_value_id34=&extra_value_id35=

you can order marauders from Ironwind Metals, they have 5 marauders listed under the search I did.

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Re: Marauder 3R Ideas.
« Reply #2 on: 24 February 2019, 09:00:46 »
If you are near them you can go to the factory and buy stuff in bulk.

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Re: Marauder 3R Ideas.
« Reply #3 on: 24 February 2019, 12:49:44 »
I think the OP is looking for an unseen mini.

However; there is nothing stopping you from using a later casting and describing it as a downgrade, depending on the era in which you are playing or the understanding of your group. Most people will be okay with proxies or even cardboard/paper standees printed out yourself.

I really want to get a MAD3R yet I can't seem to find any for sale, could I use a MADII model sufficiently, or should I keep searching?

I'll PM you with some suggestions.
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Re: Marauder 3R Ideas.
« Reply #4 on: 24 February 2019, 15:27:28 »
judging from some of the more recent artwork, it's really likely we'll get re-seen classic marauders in the next while.

If you want vintage unseen marauders, I'd suggest watching e-bay or flea markets. They've been OOP 20+ years, though.

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Re: Marauder 3R Ideas.
« Reply #5 on: 24 February 2019, 17:53:03 »
You might also want to look at the MAD-4X -- there's a number of folks on the board who've modded it into a 3R configuration. One thing with it, though -- when assembling, make sure you have something for the left leg to rest on. It's lifted relative to the right let, and the right knee will NOT be able to support the upper body's weight all by itself.
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Re: Marauder 3R Ideas.
« Reply #6 on: 24 February 2019, 19:07:08 »
judging from some of the more recent artwork, it's really likely we'll get re-seen classic marauders in the next while.

If you want vintage unseen marauders, I'd suggest watching e-bay or flea markets. They've been OOP 20+ years, though.
IIRC the Classics marauder -3R has already had a master made and was on schedule to be released by IWM when the HG lawsuit hit, so i would assume sooner rather than later is likely.

until then if you don't want the Project Phoenix versions, the marauder -4X is your best bet.

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Re: Marauder 3R Ideas.
« Reply #7 on: 24 February 2019, 20:04:30 »
IIRC the Classics marauder -3R has already had a master made and was on schedule to be released by IWM when the HG lawsuit hit, so i would assume sooner rather than later is likely.
Not the case. It will likely come out in plastic by CGL in some form first.
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Re: Marauder 3R Ideas.
« Reply #8 on: 25 February 2019, 02:19:00 »
Not the case. It will likely come out in plastic by CGL in some form first.

The particular word you just used does not fill me with confidence that it will be soon. I hope I'm parsing wrong.


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Re: Marauder 3R Ideas.
« Reply #9 on: 25 February 2019, 02:41:37 »
I can’t imagine seeing a classics box before q4 unless it’s already deep in development

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Re: Marauder 3R Ideas.
« Reply #10 on: 25 February 2019, 03:03:57 »
I would actually consider Q4 reasonably soon.

If the OP is looking for proxies reasonably close, I'd suggest these

http://ironwindmetals.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=1786  Nightstar
http://ironwindmetals.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=1719  Marauder IIC 2. Probably the best fit and looks cool to boot.

http://ironwindmetals.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=9862
http://ironwindmetals.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=2657  Phoenix Marauders. Doesn't look much like an unseen, but better than nothing or the -5L
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Re: Marauder 3R Ideas.
« Reply #11 on: 25 February 2019, 03:13:44 »
yeah q4 would be a best case scenario gencon surprise announcement. it will probably be 2020 - and that assumes they have something in the works

I would actually consider Q4 reasonably soon.

If the OP is looking for proxies reasonably close, I'd suggest these

http://ironwindmetals.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=1786  Nightstar
http://ironwindmetals.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=1719  Marauder IIC 2. Probably the best fit and looks cool to boot.

http://ironwindmetals.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=9862
http://ironwindmetals.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=2657  Phoenix Marauders. Doesn't look much like an unseen, but better than nothing or the -5L


the IIC 2 is a nice mini but also a damn pain. it has several decorative plates are roughly the size of grains of rice. I wouldn't recommend it for beginners

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Re: Marauder 3R Ideas.
« Reply #12 on: 25 February 2019, 19:26:47 »
The Defiance Battlemech is a reasonable substitute for the Marauder, imho
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Re: Marauder 3R Ideas.
« Reply #13 on: 26 February 2019, 18:29:30 »
The -4X is your best option IMO . . . its why I have one to make into a -3R.
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Re: Marauder 3R Ideas.
« Reply #14 on: 26 February 2019, 19:03:23 »
The -4X is your best option IMO . . . its why I have one to make into a -3R.

I already turned a 4X into a 3R. Works like a charm
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